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Programs & Services

Child Life Services

Provides psychosocial, developmental and educational support to children and families regarding illness and hospitalization.

Supports children and families in the hospital by:

  • developing strategies to help adapt to, cope with and adjust to illness or hospitalization
  • addressing anxiety or misunderstandings using various strategies (e.g. expressive art, therapeutic or medical play)
  • collaborating with families and other healthcare providers in the hospital and community
  • teaching children and families what to expect with treatments, illness and hospitalization
  • providing safe and fun places to play and learn through normal life experiences and special events
  • running play and teen group programs ("The Beach" and the "Teen Room")

Contact Details

Stollery Children's Hospital

8440 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Check calendar located outside of WMC 4B1.08 for updated program times.


Service Providers May Include
art therapists, child life specialists, music therapists
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals also by request of support staff or families on nursing units or outpatient clinics.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services